Roof Bird

Pavo cristatus, the Indian Pea Fowl. Big bird, helluva big voice. The only places I’ve run into these beasts (you should see their spur claws!) in NYC is in Prospect Park, where several boom from the zoo, and occasionally get loose, and on an old estate on Staten Island, near Princes Bay, where you can hear them several blocks away.

3 Responses to “Roof Bird”


  1. 1 Leslie E. Farragher April 20, 2017 at 9:30 am

    You should stop by the Cathedral of S. John the Divine in Manhattan. There are four peacocks (including one who’s snow white) that wander the grounds.

  2. 2 Susan April 20, 2017 at 10:54 am

    What a gorgeous bird! Thanks for sharing your experiences with us Matthew

  3. 3 stonetriggerpress April 20, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    There are some that live in the garden at St. John the Divine.

    On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 7:04 AM, Backyard and Beyond wrote:

    > mthew posted: “Pavo cristatus, the Indian Pea Fowl. Big bird, helluva big > voice. The only places I’ve run into these beasts (you should see their > spur claws!) in NYC is in Prospect Park, where several boom from the zoo, > and occasionally get loose, and on an old estate o” >


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